Gender Concerns International is a steadfast supporter of the socio-economic progress of women in Africa, by collaborating with local partners in multiple African countries to foster our mutual goal of gender equality. Gender Concerns International is excited to celebrate Africa Day and reaffirms our commitment to enhancing gender equality and women’s empowerment on the continent, as part of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, and its relevant gender goals in relation to the wider UN Sustainable Development Goals framework.
Africa Day is celebrated annually on 25 May and commemorates the founding of the Organization of African Unity (renamed the African Union) on this day in 1963, when African leaders signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Today, all 55 nations of the African continent are members, with a common commitment to an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, one that champions gender equality and women’s empowerment through political, environmental, and economic policies and strategies.
A key aspiration of Agenda 2063: “An Africa, whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth, and caring for children.”